Prism & Pen
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Prism & Pen

Queer Liberation March 2021 — photo: AleXander Hirka

Coming Out — Retracting Smoothly

I sucked my first penis when I was 13 years old.

We were playing a game, about 5 or 6 of us, in a basement in Brooklyn.
Bushwick—many many decades before it would become a hipster destination— was a diverse middle-class neighborhood. Some of my friends were white (ones I recall—one Italian, Joey, one Jewish, Sarah—an early crush), Spanish…



Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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aleXander hirka

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe.